Important Info

The Marathon des Sables is a legend. A challenge. An adventure. But it is also – at a practical level – about management. For one week, you must manage your own strength, food and water needs.

How will you do that? Listen to an expert like Dr Edouard Obadia, a specialist in tropical medicine, who says: ‘To manage the race is to be ready for it.’
We can’t put it clearer than that.

A planned race is a successful one, but during the race you will also be supported by a fully qualified and experienced medical team. Doc Trotters will be present at every checkpoint and night camp. Consult them to avoid a minor problem becoming more serious later.

Before leaving for Morocco, check that:

  • Check that your vaccinations are current (including tetanus and polio)
  • Check entry and health requirements on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website
  • Have a check-up by a specialist in sports medicine to ensure you are free of any condition that might prevent your participation in the race